All hoop fans will be aware that the 2021-22 season is the 75th anniversary of the league, wherein the association honored the greatest ever players by placing them in the NBA 75 team. Knowing that the NBA is the most entertaining league in the world, unlike any other sporting league, it comprises of matches everyday over the course of 6-7 months. Given the plethora of excitement at disposal, the NBA fails to disappoint.
Moreover, it becomes very hard to select the top 5 moments from any week as there are stars in action every second day. However, if you want to know all about the top 5 moments from the league in the past week, then this article seems to be your one-stop destination.
Here the best 5 moments:
5. LeBron James’ doppelganger spotted in Rockets vs Lakers
When you are 6’10 and 36-year-old, it becomes highly unlikely to find anyone who looks like you, but that is not the case with Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James. After returning from injury LeBron has been exceptional in leading the side on both ends of the court. However during the Rockets vs Lakers most recent showdown, a fan was spotted behind the 4xNBA champion, who fans deemed as LeBron’s doppelganger.
Not only did the particular fan get enormous attention on social media, but LeBron James himself called him out after the image went viral.
4. United Center fans call out Derrick Rose with ‘MVP’ chants
Knowing the history of different teams in the NBA and its players, it becomes impossible for any marquee player to maintain good relationship with the fans of the former team after departure. However, that is not the case with veteran Derrick Rose, who witnessed his former team, Chicago Bulls’ fans applaud his efforts with ‘MVP’ chants.
Derrick Rose went onto score 12 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists after being on the court for more than 18 minutes. Even when the Knicks won the game by just 1-point, it was appreciable to see fans still in awe of their former star.
3. Oklahoma City Thunder stun LA Lakers with 26-point comeback
After the Los Angeles Lakers comprising of Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and Carmelo Anthony are leading a game by as many as 26 points, not many would choose the opposition to make a comeback with only 2 quarters remaining. However Shai Gilgeous Alexander led Oklahoma City Thunder dared to pull off the impossible as they stunned the purple and gold army by winning the game by more than 7 points in front of their home fans.
Not only was it one of the worst defeats in the history of the 17xNBA champions, but it also led fans to urge Frank Vogel to play LeBron James from the very next game onwards.
2. Klay Thompson pays tribute to Larry Bird with Halloween costume
NBA players are known to dawn some of the grooviest outfits. Be it Michael Jordan, LeBorn James, Russell Westbrook or any other, it seems like the leagues in the States are known for its hot-and-happening culture, which makes Halloween an even bigger spectacle to look out for. While the Lakers’ roster was busy dawning the most spooky outfits, Klay Thompson went one step ahead to wear the iconic Larry Bird jersey and mimic the same maneuver of ‘The Great White Hope.’
Klay Thompson has been one of the most entertaining players in the modern-day NBA. Be it with his interviews or his NBA 75 team snub, the Golden State Warriors marquee shooters known just how to make every scenario funny.
1. Harrison Barnes drills season’s first buzzer beating game winner in Kings vs Suns
NBA fans are said to be always on their toes, ready to jump out of their chair with excitement. Whether it is a Toma-Hawk Dunk or a long range 3-pointer, fans are aware of all the finest margins that can separate the winning side from the other. In Suns vs Kings showdown, the former team had the chance to win the game with the score being at 107-107.
With just over 2 seconds to go, Harrison Barnes was given the unexpected opportunity to decide the fate the of Sacramento Kings. To everyone’s surprise, the 29-year-old forward drained a clutch shot from behind the arc to make his team improve their claim in the Western Conference.